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Testarossa Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month9 of 11 people found this review helpful.

6 months
Products Used:
Tippman 98 Custom, Spyder Xtra, Striker Cybrid
Marker Setup: JT Stealth (Stock)
Hopper, barrel
Strengths: -Inexpensive
-nice looking
-stock aiming site on top of gun
-many custom upgrades
Weaknesses: -Elbow/Feedneck design can be inconvinent
-barrel shroud limits custom barrel options
Review: I am relatively new to paintball. I played a few times in the dry warm climate of california and am getting into paintball again in the wet hot/cold climate of virginia. I got very lucky one day and found a walmart that had a Tippman 98 custom, a Stryker Cybrid, and a JT Stealth all on clearance for $20 EACH! so needlesstosay, I bought all 3. I LOVE the Tippman, had some problems with the Cybrid, and as for the Stealth, was pleasently surprised. It is very sharp looking, the one I got came with a camo paint job on the body and barrel. I guess it isn't a common gun so I got a lot of comments on the field of it being a nice looking gun and looking expensive. The feedneck is offset as with most woodsball guns which is always a plus. My favorite feature has to be the stock aiming site on the top, it looks cool and is very functional for someone who wants a site but doesn't want to buy a scope. It seems to shoot with about the same accuracy as my Tippman if YOU KEEP IT CLEAN. and it is a little lighter than the Tippman which is a HUGE plus when you are running 8-12 hour scenerios. A couple drawbacks though. I'll start with the biggest, the Feedneck, very odd design. You HAVE to get a custom 45 degree elbow as it comes off the gun at an angle, and the neck is smaller than standard guns. The kit I got didnt come with an elbow, so I went to Home depot and bought a 3/4" 45degree PVC elbow for 73cents and taped the feedneck, elbow and hopper with electrical tape to adjust tightness and it worked GREAT. Second, if you look where the barrel actually screws into the marker, it has a shroud over it, completely non-functional it seems, just to make the gun look "real" but it does limit you on what custom barrels you can use. I tried to put a 2 peice 16" sniper barrel on it and the base of the barrel was too wide to fit inside the shroud, so that is kind of a pain, but this is a beginners gun so if you need upgrades like that so badly you should probably get a nicer gun. And the last drawback is just my opinion, it seems to use a lot more air per shot than other guns I have used. Maybe that is just my inexperience talking though.
Conclusion: Overall, it is a GOOD inexpensive beginners gun, but I would have to recommend buying a Tippman 98 over this gun. The price is relatively the same but the odd feedneck design and barrel shroud make it too hard to customize this gun which is half the fun of playing, while the Tippman is more that upgradeable to say the least.
5 out of 10

Review Comments
spyman Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 | 2:14 pm PST
you can take of the barrel thing. there are two screws holding it. unscrew them and ta-da it slides right out then you can try.

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